Preservation Trust of Vermont 

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It's not just a museum, it's Vermont's legacy.

I'm writing to you today to ask for your support. The Preservation Trust is in the final stages of raising $400,000 to purchase the Vermont Marble Museum and archives. Located in Proctor, Vermont, The Vermont Marble Museum and its associated archives tell the story of what was once the largest marble company in the world.

We only have until December 24th to save this irreplaceable piece of our heritage.

Vermont Marble Company The Vermont Marble Company had an enormous impact on the built environment of our nation. Largely quarried or carved locally, marble from The Vermont Marble Company was used in the Jefferson Memorial, the US Supreme Court Building, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as well as hundreds of other monuments and memorials all over the world. The museum and archives hold the stories of these projects and the marble industry. If they are not saved now, they risk being sold piecemeal to private collectors and disbursed all over the world.  Make a donation now to keep this significant and vast collection intact and to keep the museum open. 

Vermont Marble Company Keeping these resources in Proctor ensures that the story of this community and its people will remain local, and alive. The Vermont Marble Museum is located in Proctor, Vermont's only "company town." Founded in the late 19th century, the town was established and grew hand-in-hand with the Vermont Marble Company. For the people of Proctor today -- many descendents of the Italian, Swedish, Polish, German, Hungarian and other immigrants brought in to work in the factory -- this museum is their history. Make a donation now to keep the local history where it belongs - in the town where that history was made.

This is the only opportunity we have.
The Vermont Marble Museum is currently privately owned. If the Preservation Trust of Vermont can raise the funds to acquire it, we will work to transfer ownership to a non-profit organization and create a publicly owned asset. This will protect the museum collection and archives from future risk. We must complete the acquisition by the end of 2012. Make a donation now to ensure the future of this important piece of Vermont, and our nation's, history.

Thank you for your support, and Happy Holidays from all of us at the Preservation Trust of Vermont.


Paul Bruhn
Executive Director

P.S. More information is available on the Preservation Trust of Vermont website and the Vermont Marble Museum website.

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